Diagnose Me Please

Discussion in 'Problematic Sexual Behavior' started by Triplex VII, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Triplex VII

    Triplex VII Fapstronaut

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    I am going to list off my situation, and you tell me what you think. I think I am a porn addict, and suffer from sexual obsession. However others claim that perhaps not, and that maybe I only have a high sex drive.

    Symptoms:
    -Feels a need to watch porn
    -Images and content that is sexual in nature creates instant and nearly irresistible urge to watch porn/masterbate or have sex
    -Masterbating till reached orgasm is hard to do without porn
    -Does not have any desire to use things from porn during sex, and only prefers normal romantic sex
    -No problems getting erect
    -No problems reaching orgasm during sex
    -STRONG desire to have sex or an orgasm at least once a day
    -Sexual arousal prevents me from caring much about the feelings of my wife, such as feeling sick, tired, etc.
    -Desire for sex makes me feel the need to annoy my wife like a kid whining about wanting candy until I get what I want
    -Urges for porn/masterbation or sex can arise during times of boredom

    Diagnose me. Any ideas? (Yes I know none of you are doctors, I am only asking for opinions anyway).
     
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  2. bfdet

    bfdet Fapstronaut

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    You can diagnose yourself: Stop PMO right now. If its easy and you can continue without PMO for a long streak (a few days doesn't really count as a long streak - do it for at least 30 days, better 90, best permanently) you probably don't have an addiction. If you can't get past a few days without PMO, well, then you have something to think about and perhaps you've answered your own question.

    BUT:

    Whether or not you are "an addict" doesn't really matter - what matters is that NO GOOD ever comes from P. So why not rid your life of its negative effects ?

    Today would be a perfect time to start your journey of being P-free.

    One day at a time is how we all succeed.
     
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  3. Handzfree

    Handzfree Distinguished Fapstronaut

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    Feels a need to watch porn. Prevents me from caring much about the feelings of my wife. Annoy my wife (for sex). Urges for porn/masturbation... during times of boredom.

    I don't diagnose, but I will ask you a question that I also ask myself - is this who you want to be? Forget about the labels, sexual addict. porn addictions and focus on your life. That's what I am doing... call me an addict? ok? hypersexual... eh... it doesn't matter. What is important is being true to oneself.

    HF
     
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  4. Triplex VII

    Triplex VII Fapstronaut

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    It really does matter. Look, I am cutting porn out of my life. That is for sure. But knowing exactly what my problems are is the best way to know how to solve them. Sure I guess there are Cure Alls but I want to better understand my personal problems and how to fix the exact issues I have in the best and most accurate ways possible. That's why I posted this here. Anyway, again, I am ending my use of porn with or without an actual addiction.
     
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  5. bfdet

    bfdet Fapstronaut

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    Quitting P use is a great thing - whatever the reason or explanation or motivation !

    One day at a time is how we all succeed.
     

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